I know that I mentioned before that I am taking part in the Secret Santa Soiree this year. Well, I got my shopping completed this weekend and now am just waiting on the perfect time to make it to the post office. I am keeping my fingers crossed that they like what I found that I felt was pretty much right on for them!
I was looking at some of the other sites that have posted about what they have already received from their Secret Santa. I am looking at all the goodies that they have laid out with pictures of and am wondering just how they found all that stuff with only $20!
I also came across chocolatecovereddaydreams.blogspot.com who had a neat little giveaway. Yeah, I like what she is giving away, but what really caught my attention was the subject. The subject is "if you could write a letter to your younger self, giving advice for the future, what would it say? Would the letter be funny or serious?"
I thought that would be something fun to write about. Plus, I may win a prize! Go me! So, without further ado....my letter to me.
December 8, 2009
I would say that upon receiving this you would be a bit shocked to find who it is written by, but since I know you, then I don't think you will be surprised at all! I figure you will be quite happy to know that you survived until at least now! Especially since there will be days upcoming in which you will seriously question as to whether you will.
So I am needing to give you a little advice for you to make it to this point in your life. I know you are young and have your whole life ahead of you and would really like for me to tell you just what to do to make things all the better.
If I did that though, you would not have all the experiences that I now possess. If I told you everything that would happen to you in the coming years, then you may just decide to change a few things. And if you did that, you may miss out on some of the greatest things that has happened in your life.
I will tell you this.....you are going to make a few decisions that you will question later on. Trust me...I am questioning them for you as I write this! But once you look at the bigger picture, you will realize that if it weren't for some of the stupid things you did, you wouldn't have the great things you have.
Doesn't make sense, does it? To make stupid mistakes and get something wonderful out of it. But you did it. And, today, in your future, you have it.
You have a wonderful husband who loves you to distraction. You have a gorgeous son who you can not imagine living without. You have a job in a tough economy and you are able to help provide for the family that you adore. Nothing else matters. And because of some mistakes you made, you have all of this.
My old person advice to my younger self? Trust in the choices you make. Pay attention to your heart and heed the information you have available to you to make those choices. Know that they are the right ones for you and your current situation. And know that in the end, they will all even out.
I know, I know. Here you get a letter from the future, and I don't tell you how I got here. You were wanting me to tell you how you could make things perfect for the future.
Read it again....I have.